The Effect of Mineral-induced Alkaline Reduced Water on the DSS-induced Acute Inflammatory Bowel Disease Mouse Model

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  • Jin, Dan (Department of Immunology and Pathogenic Biology, College of Medicine, Yanbian University) ;
  • Kim, Dong-Heui (Department of Environmental Medical Biology, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University) ;
  • Teng, Yung-Chien (Department of Environmental Medical Biology, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University) ;
  • Xufeng, Qi (Department of Environmental Medical Biology, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University) ;
  • Lee, Kyu-Jae (Department of Environmental Medical Biology, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University)
  • 김단 (연변대학교 기초의학원 면역학과 병원생물학교실) ;
  • 김동희 (연세대학교 원주의과대학 환경의생물학교실) ;
  • 등영건 (연세대학교 원주의과대학 환경의생물학교실) ;
  • 최주봉 (연세대학교 원주의과대학 환경의생물학교실) ;
  • 이규재 (연세대학교 원주의과대학 환경의생물학교실)
  • Published : 2008.06.30


Alkaline reduced water (ARW) has been used for drinking widely in several countries of Asia. The safety and clinical effects of ARW has been reported including anti-oxidative effect and intestinal abnormal fermentation. To confirm the effect of ARW on DSS-induced acute inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) mouse model, we observed the length of total large intestine and the histopathological changes after supplying mineral induced-ARW (MARW) for 2 weeks and oral administration of 4% DSS (dextran sulfate sodium). As the result, the length of total large intestine and the disease scores by macro and microscopical access in the ARWsupplied group showed no significant differences compared with those in the control group. This result suggests that the supply of ARW for 2 weeks exerted no effect on amelioration in the DSS-induced acute IBD model. However, in consideration of the effect of ARW on the improvement of intestinal environment and gastrointestinal disease, this result seems that acute IBD animal model is not suitable or the period of ARW supply is not enough to prove the effect of ARW. The ameliorative effect of ARW on the intestinal abnormal fermentation has been confirmed by some researchers, but the precise mechanism also remain unclear. In conclusion, although MARW had no effect on the DSS-induced acute experimental colitis model, further studies on the verification of the effects of ARW by using other intestinal disease model and by long-term supply of ARW will be required. Also, It needs to clear the mechanism of ARW on the intestinal environment.


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